Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
Disneybridewifemama
Mouseketeer
 
Disneybridewifemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 124

VIP meet and greet

Ok, so what is the secret to getting an invite to the VIP meet and greet on the final day of the cruise? Does this for sure happen on every sailing/ship? We are on a 5 day western on the wonder in January and my DD (4) is obsessed with seeing the characters! I would LOVE to find out how to get her in on the special meet and greet, this is our first Disney cruise and we are over the moon excited to experience this through her eyes! Thanks in advance for any tips!
Disneybridewifemama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
lbgraves
Little Cinderella's Mommy
The bad news is...they are driving me nuts!!!
 
lbgraves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 48,793

If there is something like that onboard, it wouldn't be a good idea to broadcast on a public forum how to get invited to it. The CMs involved then would be barraged with requests. This is one reason I haven't posted about all of our PD moments on the boards. When they happen they are special, but if guests start going on the cruise expecting it to happen it takes part of that experience away. I will say that 10 cruises and I haven't heard of anything special the last day that wasn't open to all guests. There are sometimes events that happen during the week on 7-night cruises, but those are for MAW families.
__________________
Lisa

Magic: E 11/15/2003, W 12/4/2004, E 12/10/2005, W DD w/ CM 12/9/2006, EBPC 8/2008, W 1/8/2011
Wonder: 3N 1/11/2010, Alaska 7/26/11
Fantasy: MV W w/ CM 3/31/2012, E w/ SJ 3/23/2013



DCL 2015 Opening Day Pricing Thread #3 August - December
DCL 2015 Opening Day Pricing Thread #2 April - August

Past Opening Day Pricing Threads
lbgraves is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
PoohJen
Willing to share a Mickey Bar?
I brought it with me everywhere on my Disney cruise
Quick, get to the hammock!- Castaway Cay
 
PoohJen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: a Yankee in Virginia
Posts: 3,016

Perhaps you are referring to the Castaway Club member reception? This is once per cruise, where the crew are on hand to mingle with past cruisers (Gold and Platinum, I believe), and there is a guest appearance by a Disney character. It used to be open to all past DCL cruisers, but that general group now makes up most of the ship!
__________________
My laughing place... Disneyland-1971, 76 Carib Beach'90 Dixie Landings/POR - '95, '04, '05, '06 SSR '07, AP 03-04
MNSSHP '04, '05, '06 MVMCP '07 and a few All Star quickies DCL Magic Nov '04 Eastern Trip Report Magic Wstrn Dbl Dip Aug '06 Trip Report, Wonder Dec '07 Trip Report Magic Dble Dip Aug '09 Trip Report Wonder Feb '10 DCL Dream July '11, Aug '13
PoohJen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #4
Disneybridewifemama
Mouseketeer
 
Disneybridewifemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 124

I guess I'm not exactly sure what I'm referring to! (Oops!!) I'm sorry if I offended you, lbgraves. I have just read on a few threads that a couple people with children got invited to a VIP meet and greet before the final show on the last night, I was just looking for more info on that and if there's something we should look out for or do to get a chance to be a part of it. I'm not trying to say I'm going to big cm's over it. I'm just curious at tips on making this the most magical trip possible.
Disneybridewifemama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
Disneybridewifemama
Mouseketeer
 
Disneybridewifemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 124

Also, I have no idea what PD or MAW stand for, lol. I'm new to these boards and Disney Cruise Line.
Disneybridewifemama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
PrincessShmoo
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessShmoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 17,588

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disneybridewifemama View Post
Also, I have no idea what PD or MAW stand for, lol. I'm new to these boards and Disney Cruise Line.
PD = Pixie Dust

MAW = Make A Wish
__________________


13 Cruises, 8 ships, 124 nights
Panama Canal; Alaska; Med; WB Transatlantic; Mexican Riviera; Hawaii; Baja CA; Bahamas; Eastern/Western Caribbean

DL too numerous to count WDW 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2014 Tokyo DL 1984
PrincessShmoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #7
sambycat
DIS Veteran
 
sambycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,917

To the OP - I'm assuming this is a first cruise? Because I am sure you are going to find that there are plenty of character interactions even without any "extra" pixie dust! It's really quite different than the parks. You will have a great time!!!
__________________
TDC


sambycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
nyc211
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 40

On our first concierge sailing 4 yrs ago we received invitations in our stateroom to meet a special somebody in one of the lounges. It was a 1on1 for my then 2yr old with Mickey. Awesome experience. The next sailing we were invited to a concierge reception (2 actually) with characters present. Fun fun.
nyc211 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 05:09 PM   #9
EvaSue
DIS Veteran
 
EvaSue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, baby!
Posts: 528

These events are specifically for Make a Wish children, their families, and a few VIPs if there's room left over. It is a terrible idea to "try to get in". They will stop doing them all together. Unless you have a terminally ill child, just enjoy your cruise and all the magic you have to look forward to in the future! But it's best to stay off the subject on the boards.
EvaSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #10
nyc211
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 40

My son was now MAW and it does happen. I have to say, the hostility shown on this board toward the OP, a new poster, has been disconcerting to me. I'm finding this attitude more and more in this forum.
nyc211 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #11
PrincessShmoo
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessShmoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 17,588

Quote:
Originally Posted by nyc211 View Post
My son was now MAW and it does happen. I have to say, the hostility shown on this board toward the OP, a new poster, has been disconcerting to me. I'm finding this attitude more and more in this forum.
Sorry, I didn't notice any "hostility". Just several suggestions as to keeping PD options from open discussion as to how to "make them happen".
__________________


13 Cruises, 8 ships, 124 nights
Panama Canal; Alaska; Med; WB Transatlantic; Mexican Riviera; Hawaii; Baja CA; Bahamas; Eastern/Western Caribbean

DL too numerous to count WDW 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2014 Tokyo DL 1984
PrincessShmoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #12
EvaSue
DIS Veteran
 
EvaSue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, baby!
Posts: 528

No hostility intended, just giving fair and honest advice to someone who asked! I used to be one of the hosts of this event, I would hate to see them disappear. They are not for everyone, and of course everyone would love to attend. But the facts are that no one should ever make an effort to get an invite. There's plenty of magic to go around during the course of the cruise!
EvaSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #13
Disneybridewifemama
Mouseketeer
 
Disneybridewifemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 124

Quote:
Originally Posted by sambycat View Post
To the OP - I'm assuming this is a first cruise? Because I am sure you are going to find that there are plenty of character interactions even without any "extra" pixie dust! It's really quite different than the parks. You will have a great time!!!
Yes this is definitely our first disney cruise! I had no idea these were events for sick kids, or I would have never brought it up. My bad, I was just trying to figure it all out!
Disneybridewifemama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #14
kissimeekathy
Earning My Ears
 
kissimeekathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 20

Quote:
Originally Posted by nyc211 View Post
My son was now MAW and it does happen. I have to say, the hostility shown on this board toward the OP, a new poster, has been disconcerting to me. I'm finding this attitude more and more in this forum.
I agree 100%! I am honestly afraid of some of the responses I might get if I post something seen as stupid or uninformed. So I just don't ask and research or hope someone else posts about, after some of the responses I have seen. Clearly the OP didn't know it was for MAW children and that's why she asked the question. She asked a question about something she saw and wanted information about (the purpose of these boards!) and she was instead berated. Sad. I hope these responses don't scare her away and doesn't damper her excitement for her cruise!
kissimeekathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #15
Disneybridewifemama
Mouseketeer
 
Disneybridewifemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 124

Quote:
Originally Posted by kissimeekathy View Post

I agree 100%! I am honestly afraid of some of the responses I might get if I post something seen as stupid or uninformed. So I just don't ask and research or hope someone else posts about, after some of the responses I have seen. Clearly the OP didn't know it was for MAW children and that's why she asked the question. She asked a question about something she saw and wanted information about (the purpose of these boards!) and she was instead berated. Sad. I hope these responses don't scare her away and doesn't damper her excitement for her cruise!
Thank you so much, I most definitely did not mean to offend anyone or suggest that my daughter deserved the same treatment as make a wish children. I would never dream of putting a damper on something like that.
Disneybridewifemama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.